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I was changing the oil on my 2003 Montana van and noticed an oil leak had developed. It seems to be comming from in between the engine and transmission. I am planning a 10,000km tour of Canada in 2 weeks so I naturally wanted to get this looked at. When I called my dealership they explained that GM will not repair leaks unless a drip is left on the ground. The whole underside of my van is covered in oil but because it only leaks when the engine is running they say there is nothing they can do. WTF is that?? This is the 3rd 3400 V6 I've had now and each one developed an oil leak from the top half of the engine, seems like they no longer want to repair this problem....

Has anyone else had this type of problem, where the dealership refuses to repair a leak unless it leaves drips behind?? The term they gave was "sweating" - not sure how loosing a quart of oil in one month could be "sweating".....
 

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Well, it's going in on Monday to get fixed at another dealer - they didn't mention the "sweating" that was mentioned earlier.

As far as the fuel rateing, I've yet to see over 18mpg on "the most fuel efficient van in it's class" :p

Maybe the Montana is in a class all by itself............
 

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Well it seems that I am imagining the whole leak thing. The service department is not able to find the source of the leak ( i can't say I blame them it's so tight under the hood on that thing) so they put dye in the system. Hope nothing else turns up.
 

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I've seen that bulletin. It says something about replacing the gasket with an updated one. I currently have the newest version of that gasket unless a new one has been issued again - i think that would be the 3rd one for this engine. At any rate, I am still happy with some aspects of my van and orginal dealership. It's the 3rd car I've bought from the same salesman (he's very nice to me when I'm in for service) but the service department disapppoints me. The advisor I deal with seems a little green and that's part of the problem for sure. I think the main thing is that I will eventually walk away from GM because of experiances like this one, not that many other makes are any different......but I should hope that after spending a total of $88,000CAN at the same place, within 4 years, you should at least get a straight, honest answer.
 

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Yea I think I might have to do that. I can't be nice much longer.

What is it with some dealerships? I can't understand why they would be so stupid. That's the reason GM is not doing so well - cheap parts and bad service.

I should mention that I have been in 3 times for repairs to the DVD screen - I've since fixed it myself. Granted that work is not done at the dealership but damn, it was a screw that needed to be tightened - I even told them which one I thought it was, but what do I know, I'm a 25 year old punk.
 
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